I see post in 2008 and 2006. Im new to the R15 world just over from Tivo. Anyways I notice quite very often when a show is paused for more than 3 minutes the remote no longer works. Most of the time not all the time if I push a button on the unit itself the show will begin to play and the remote is working again. 16 sets of batteries. 9 remotes. 1 sacrificed chicken. several prayers nothing works but physical access to the box.